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Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end

TOKYO (AP) — It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ended with a typhoon blowing through and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with '2020' but held in mid-2021 after... (Jamaica Gleaner)


More than denouncing crime

It is a constituency rich with cultural, political and musical legacy, yet pauperised by decrepit infrastructure, overcrowding, and bloody gun feuds that outlive members of parliament (MPs) elected to its reins. There is no doubt that there... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards a concern for Jamaica

The authenticity of Jamaica’s vaccination cards issued to persons who have taken their COVID-19 shots could very well be tested amid an increasing number of cases of fake cards being sold in the Caribbean and other countries. This, as countries... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Ditch the queen, for God’s sake

Despite numerous promises made over the years by Jamaican politicians to remove the Commonwealth’s great-grandmother as Head of State, Queen Elizabeth and her heirs still have the final say here. The proposal to break ties with the monarchy has... (Jamaica Gleaner)


‘Canterbury is like a ticking time bomb’ – says pastor

The international community claims it is unsafe for visitors, and locals consider it an eyesore and a haven for criminals, but while killings continue unabated throughout St James, this usually disruptive inner-city community has not recorded a... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Black women across generations heed Osaka, Biles Olympic example

(AP) Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental... (Jamaica Gleaner)


MS Tech Solutions training the next generation of software enthusiasts

MS Tech Solutions, a Jamaican-based multinational information technology company, has sought to satisfy the market for information technology (IT) specialists by training the next generation of software enthusiasts. In recent years, the demand for... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Health Tech | Telehealth and population health

I find it quite commendable that the Government is now actively moving towards digitising healthcare. This is the direction in which the world is going, some faster than others, and certainly the direction in which this country must go. The COVID-... (Jamaica Gleaner)


REGIONAL NEWS IN BRIEF

Forecasters keep watch over three weather systems Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are keeping a close watch over three weather systems now churning in the Atlantic basin. Although the systems have low potential for cyclone... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Stakeholders fear the worst from indiscipline at 5-day Dream Weekend

Despite a valiant effort by the organisers to create a safe space for the staging of the much-watched Dream Weekend party series currently underway in Negril, Westmoreland, there are serious concerns among stakeholders that indiscipline patrons and... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Dr Alicia Swaby-Spencer defies odds to pursue dreams

MANDEVILLE, Manchester Whether it is pushing through on three hours of sleep, jumping between her private practice and the public hospital or balancing her roles as a mother of two, a wife and entrepreneur, Dr Alicia Swaby-Spencer is learning to... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Jamaicans set up COVID vaccination clinic in Florida

A group of Jamaican healthcare workers have been doing their part in the COVID-19 fight by setting up an outpost at a park in Miramar, South Florida, where members of the public can walk in and get the anti-COVID vaccination. The initiative is the... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Switching to a worship mindset

Our natural instinct is to do what we want. As children, if our diapers were hot, we were more than okay with tearing it off and running around naked. As adults, we may do the same with a mask. And as worshippers, we naturally want to crawl off... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Kerry-Ann Harrison-Campbell: Faithful woman of God

“The Lord truly rewards those who diligently seek Him,” shared Kerry-Ann Harrison-Campbell, English language and literature teacher at the Morant Bay High School in St Thomas. The faithful woman, who has been an educator for nearly two decades,... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Andrine Tulloch-Francis: Discovering, becoming, fulfilling

Admitting to have somewhat accepted the idea of defeat in her earlier years when she also grappled with low self-esteem, Andrine Tulloch-Francis is now able to testify of how God lifted her from the miry clay. Sharing that for a long time, her... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Millions skipped church during pandemic. Will they return?

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP): With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question: How many of them will return? As the pandemic recedes in the United States and... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Stakeholders stage peace walk in Wakefield

The Trelawny Police Division staged a major peace walk through the community of Wakefield yesterday, calling for an end to crime and violence in the area. Commanding Officer of the Trelawny Police Division, Superintendent Carlos Russell, led the... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Six killed in Independence Day crashes

Six persons, including three teenagers, died in separate motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day, yesterday. Two of the crashes, which resulted in four deaths, occurred after the start of the daily all-island curfew at 3 o'clock, according to... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Hansle's post of gratitude... How the hurdles hero almost missed his race

It's the story told only by the athlete himself: How Jamaica's hurdles hero Hansle Parchment went searching for the Japanese 'Samaritan' who may have played the biggest role in his Olympic glory. Parchment has... (Jamaica Gleaner)


GoodHeart | NFL players in outreach group planning initiative for Jamaica in 2022

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the restrictions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, South Florida-based Through Our Eyes Foundation, whose members include several National Football League (NFL) players, is planning an outreach trip to Jamaica for 2022.... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Big twist in haircut saga - Teenager’s story questioned by peers

Three persons who claim to be associates of Princess Nzinga King have questioned her claim that her dreadlocked hair was trimmed by a cop while she was locked up at the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon. They told THE WEEKEND STAR yesterday... (Jamaica Star)


Triple murder rocks Stony Hill community

The community of Hashburn, off Brooks Level Road in Stony Hill, was the scene of a brutal slaying of three young men yesterday afternoon. About noon, residents heard several explosions coming from Hashburn. The three bodies were seen lying in a... (Jamaica Star)


All set for school train to roll - But Kingston track has big problem

The pitiful state of the bridge that goes across the Sandy Gully at Seaview Gardens in St Andrew is one of the greatest impediments to the resumption of the railway service between Kingston and Spanish Town in St Catherine. Leisure trips are... (Jamaica Star)


Alleged rape of 10-year-old shocks St Ann residents

The alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl in St Ann by a teenage boy has shocked the Moneague community where the incident allegedly took place. Police reports are that on Sunday, August 1, the child, who resides with her father, left home to visit... (Jamaica Star)


Cop in ‘ice cream’ video back on the job

The interdicted cop who caused a social media frenzy when an unflattering video of him went viral was yesterday restored to frontline duties. Constable Marvin Crayger was at the centre of attention after footage of him performing oral sex on a... (Jamaica Star)


Champion teen farmer encourages other youth into sector

Fifteen-year-old Noah Vaughan is imploring other youth to venture into agriculture. Vaughan of TrinJam Farms in Clarendon was crowned champion sheep farmer in 2019 at the Denbigh Agricultural Show in the parish. Vaughn also won the Supreme... (Jamaica Star)


Hanover men killed near police station

A 37-year-old fast-food vendor and one of his customers were shot and killed just metres from the Kingsvale Police Station in Hanover on Tueday night. The deceased have been identified as Dwayne Walford, otherwise called 'Harry the Dumplin man',... (Jamaica Star)


Miss Jamaica Supranational confident of taking world title

Still basking in the overwhelming feeling of being awarded Miss Jamaica Supranational in January, Lawnda Jackson is eager to claim the world title of Miss Supranational. The competition, being held in Poland, has never been won by a Jamaican,... (Jamaica Star)


Windalco denies liability for Rio Cobre fish kill

West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) says it is not responsible for the massive fish kill in the Rio Cobre in St Catherine. The National Environment and Planning Agency said that Windalco will be charged for reportedly releasing effluent into... (Jamaica Star)


Woman murdered in Maxfield Avenue shooting

"Mama, you know say mummy dead?" Those were the spine-chilling words that a youngster who narrowly escaped death spoke to her grandmother on Tuesday afternoon, after gunmen fired on a vehicle in which she was travelling along Maxfield Avenue.... (Jamaica Star)


Teen admits to taking ganja to lock-up

Judge Jacqueline Wilcott ordered a social enquiry report for a teenager who pleaded guilty to carrying ganja into a lock-up. The teen, Bryona Guy, 18, appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday after she attempted to introduce... (Jamaica Star)